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Book about developing a web application

March 16th, 2009 No comments

The developers behind Basecamp, Highrise and many more web 2.0 apps have created a book called ‘Getting real’. The book describes a smaller, faster, better way to build software.  It’s a book for people who have a great idea for a web application and want to start immedialty with the developing process.

You can buy the paperback, pdf or read it for free online:

http://gettingreal.37signals.com/

Developing on Ubuntu

February 9th, 2009 No comments

On my work I use a HP laptop with Ubuntu Intrepid. With Ubuntu and some nice applications you have a good platform for developing (web) applications.

These are the applications I use:

  • Firefox – Of course for surfing the internet, and with plugins like Firebug very useful for debugging javascript .
  • Thunderbird – My default mail client
  • Evolution – For access to my work calendar
  • KeePassX – For  storing passwords
  • Charles – A web debugging proxy
  • Geany – A fast text editor with a IDE
  • Meld Diff viewer – A diff and merge tool
  • RapidSVN – Front-end for subversion
  • Zend Studio – My most used IDE
  • Avidemux – A simple video editor with support for many codecs
  • Truecrypt – For securing important files
  • Dropbox – Used for the keepassx database, making it available on all my computers
  • VirtualBox – Running a Windows XP environment for testing with IE and using Visio (didn’t found a good alternative yet)